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Nancy Baker Cahill

Siren Songs, 2022

This work is an animated, immersive Augmented Reality (AR) public art installation which appears both in Gstaad and St. Moritz. Viewers will access the experience through 4th Wall, a free public AR art app created by the artist. In Gstaad, viewers will encounter an immersive AR drawing in 360 degrees.
Snow –here represented by crystalline, abstract marks– will sparkle in hues of white, titanium and slate blue. Seen to be falling in reverse, the snowflakes appear to float up from the ground in an ongoing animation of a natural world gone awry. With a soundscape composed of a chorus of alp horns and wind sounds sourced from Gstaad, Siren Songs blends the region’s rich cultural past along with the uncertainty of a future imperilled by climate change. The title literalizes the idea of a siren as a warning of inevitable environmental damage.
St. Moritz harnesses the same unnatural beauty seen in the Gstaad AR animation; only in this case, the “snow particles” appear tinted with the pastel hues of local homes in a dazzling but unnerving cyclone over Lake Staz (Stazer See). This AR drawing underscores the exigencies of climate change that have compelled us to broaden our definition of what is “natural.”

Gstaad/Saanenmöser: Feb 25 – May 31, 2022
By car: to public car park Lätz-Güeti Saanenmöser, then 5min walk via hiking trail.
By train: to Saanenmöser train station, then 10min walk via hiking trail.
Strictly no parking near the installations.

St. Moritz: Feb 18 – Apr 30, 2022
By car: to public car park at Waldhaus am See, then 25min walk via hiking trail.
By train: to St. Moritz train station, then 30min walk via hiking trail.
Strictly no parking near the installations.



Nancy Baker Cahill (b. 1970, USA) lives and works in Los Angeles.
Baker Cahill is a new media artist who examines power, selfhood, and embodied consciousness through drawing and shared immersive space.
She is the Founder and Artistic Director of 4th Wall, a free Augmented Reality (AR) art platform exploring resistance and inclusive creative expression.

4th Wall App

Please download the free “4th Wall App” and allow all permissions in order to experience the artwork: www.4thwallapp.org

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